We #disruptpoverty through technology

What we do

smartAID is the global leader in the use of technology and innovation to alleviate poverty. All of our programs have the end goal of improving the capacity of the local communities we serve so they can become self-sustaining.

Ending poverty is achievable, but it requires strategic and meaningful collaboration between governments, the private sector and civil society partners that have local expertise, experience and connections.

How we work

The 4 key action areas by which we organize our humanitarian efforts.

1. Crisis response

We are first responders to humanitarian and natural disasters around the world, tapping into our global network to create and distribute relief programmes as they are needed.

2. Mid-term capacity building

We help communities get back on their feet by helping them rebuild. Our focus is to ensure the people we are helping are empowered to take back control of their lives.

3. Long-term education and training

We help communities sustain change by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to grow, and partner with local organisations to create infrastructure for lasting change.

4. Future investment in technology

We look for innovative ways to modify and deploy technology in relief scenarios. Our partners around the world provide access and support that enable us to create technologies that are scalable to any situation.

Our programs

Our work primarily focuses on the first 10 of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDG) outlined by the United Nations in 2015, with the unifying thread being a commitment to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions as the indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

No poverty

Zero hunger

Good health
& wellbeing

Quality education

Gender equality

Clean water
& sanitation

Affordable &
clean energy

Decent work
& economic growth

Industry, innovation & infrastructure

Reducing inequalities

Critical first response

The people most vulnerable to emergencies brought on by natural disasters, drought, conflict and the outbreak of disease are those in marginalized, vulnerable and poor communities.

Our critical first response actions may not always include a technological solution, but iAID will always research next tier possible technological needs for post-crisis action. We can mobilize our first response resources within 12 to 24 hours.

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